Worldwide pesticide sales increase more than 36-fold, 1960-2005

August 29, 2014

(from data Table 1 in study)

 

worldwide pesticide sales in million USD:

 

1960: 850
1970: 2,700
1980: 11,600
1990: 26,400
2000: 27,104
2005: 31,119

 

31199 / 850 = 36.69
31,199 / 2,700 = 11.55

 

WenJun Zhang, FuBin Jiang, JianFeng Ou, “Global pesticide consumption and pollution: with China as a focus,” Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2011, 1(2):126, accessed March 20, 2014, http://www.biological-control.org/chemicalpest/Global-pesticide-consumpt...

 

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